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It's None of the Government's Business

JoeRed Wrote: May 29, 2012 8:11 PM
The ACS is NOT the once a decade census required by the Constitution. It is an annual random survey sent to about 250 thousand households every year to get data to help in decision making both by the government and private industry. If you find some questions on the survey too intrusive then by all means don't answer them. But this is not some secret government plot and actually serves a useful purpose by providing data to support decision making. Given the much greater intrusions that go on on a daily basis e.g. TSA searches, NYPD stop and frisks, holding American citizens in secret detention centers without charge, due process, or probable cause, this is not what I want Congress to focus on.

What is it about bureaucrats and school personnel that they want to pry into the personal life and habits of American citizens of every age? There seems to be no end to the imperial demands by government and schools to require both grownups and kids to reveal personal information.

The use of nosy questionnaires by the public schools has been a bone of contention between schools and parents for years, but New Jersey recently came up with a question that has parents up in arms. Third-graders were asked on a standardized test to reveal a secret about their lives...